Srinagar: Chhari-Mubarak of lord Shiva led by Mahant Deependra Giri was taken to historic Shankaracharya temple, Srinagar on Tuesday for prayers on the occasion of ‘Haryali-Amavasya’ (Shravan Amavasya) as per the Hindu customs and traditions.
Puja was performed by chanting Vedic hymn. Sizable number of Sadhus and pilgrims participated in the prayers that lasted for more than two hours. Prayers were also offered for peace and prosperity of the State.
The True Trust, founded by Mahant Deependra Giri in year 2004, had made all arrangements like previous years, including food, boarding and lodging as well as transportation for Sadhus and general public coming from across the country to join Chhari-Mubarak of Shri Amarnathji Yatra during the pilgrimage.
The Sadhus said that Chhari-Mubarak will be taken to ‘Sharika-Bhawani’ Temple, Hari Parvat, Srinagar to pay obeisance to the goddess on Wednesday.
The holy mace will leave for cave shrine from Srinagar on August 12 to perform darshan on Shravan Purnima falling on August 18 the last day of two month long Amarnath yatra.
Meanwhile, a fresh batch of 204 pilgrims today left for the twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.
The batch comprising 116 men, 41 women and 47 sadhus left in eight vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for Pahalgam and Baltal in Kashmir this morning, a police officer said.
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